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Livy’s Political Philosophy: Power and Personality in Early Rome, written by Ann Vasaly

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Daniel Kapust1
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Livy’s Political Philosophy: Power and Personality in Early Rome. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xi + 209 pp. $90.00. isbn 9781107065673 (hbk).

Vasaly’s Livy’s Political Philosophy is a welcome addition to a renaissance in Roman political thought, joining works by Atkins, Baraz, Connolly, Hammer, Strauman, and Zarecki, among others.1 Deeply attentive to the philological nuances of Livy’s writing along with his relationship to his Greek and Latin predecessors and contemporaries, Vasaly portrays Livy as a republican writer by stressing the didactic functions of Livy’s history, the moral dimensions of his use

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